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Air Stagnation Advisory issued November 20 at 11:05AM PST until November 21 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

...STAGNANT CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... .LIGHT WINDS AND COLD STABLE AIR WILL PERSIST OVER EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR REGIONAL AIR QUALITY AGENCIES FOR BURN BANS THAT ARE IN EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST

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Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

DALLAS — Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with Ebola or someone close to him, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said today.

Pierson’s undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON — One lesson from Julia Pierson’s short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can’t keep secrets from the president.

Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Officials track contacts of Ebola patient in Texas

DALLAS — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation’s top disease-fighting agency said today.

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. — Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade.

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems.

Attorney General Holder resigns

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eric Holder, America’s first black attorney general and a champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation’s laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama’s term. He is the fourth-longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history.

Fire at air traffic center halts Chicago flights

CHICAGO — All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted today after a fire at a suburban air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the nation’s air travel network.
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Most new immigrants fail to report to agents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities.
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Suspect arrested, no signs of missing woman

GALVESTON, Texas — A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition — but there is still no sign of the student.

White House: Holder resigning as attorney general

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first black attorney general.

Navajos win $554 million settlement

The Navajo Nation is poised receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for a single American Indian tribe.
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Obama: Dismantle ‘network of death’

President Obama today called on world leaders meeting at the United Nations to “choose hope over fear” by fighting sectarian conflict and extremism, beginning with the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq but branching out beyond the Middle East.

U.S., Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting direct assaults on American and other Western interests, the U.S. military said today. President Barack Obama declared that Arab support for the airstrikes “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone.”

Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s request for congressional backing to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State group militants is halfway home, after approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where leaders in both parties say it’s expected to pass handily.